Wednesday, December 26, 2012

How Can We Miss You If You Won't Go Away?

Oh lord. Didn't see this coming a freakin' mile away...

Poll: Scott Brown Heavy Favorite To Win John Kerry’s Senate Seat
BOSTON (CBS) – John Kerry hasn’t left the Senate yet, but there’s already a poll out on who might win his seat, if he becomes Secretary of State.

The early leader is outgoing Sen. Scott Brown.

The WBUR-MassINC poll shows Brown wins in a rout in potential head-to-head match ups with Democrats.

Boy, you think the MA Democratic party is kicking itself for changing the rules back in 2004 when they thought Kerry was going to win the Presidency and GOP governor Romney could have appointed a GOP replacement? They didn't learn in 2010 when Ted Kennedy died (proud motto: Now sober nearly 3 years!) and Governor Patrick couldn't appoint a Democrat replacement, and it may very well bite them in the @$$ again if John Kerry does get a slot in the second Obama term administration.

Brown lost to Fauxcahontas by a narrow margin last month, and the large turnout in the national election is theorized to have led to his defeat. With voters getting to the polls in droves for the national election, and Democrats outnumbering Republicans 3 or 4 to 1 here in MA, Brown would have had to have done something spectacular to win. He wasn't helped by other dolts in the GOP making incredibly stupid statements, nor by the media's enthusiastic shilling for Taxagawea.

With no national election and low voter turnout, though, he may wind up - yet again - the junior senator from Massachusetts. While I can't say I endorse Scott Brown by any measure, the folks allegedly lining up to face him in the special election are orders of magnitude worse in the scheme of things: Marcia "We discourage self-help" Coakley, Ed Markey, Stephen "My wife's health center won grants in MA that I voted on" Lynch, even Cadillac Deval himself.

Lord help us all if Ben "I can't act my way out of a wet paper bag" Affleck throws his name in the ring, though...

That is all.


Ancient Woodsman said...

At least Ben could probably act like a governor...Deval hasn't been able to do that yet.

I have no doubt that Brown would vote with the "D"s on any new federal gun legislation, so I don't look forward to him being there. However, if his mere appearance in that august body makes Warren cringe at all it might be a good thing.

ASM826 said...

When I saw the title of the post I thought you might have relatives staying with you for the holidays.

NotDilbert said...

I think they see Brown as Damaged Goods they can beat in the Tie Breaker...They won't be taken by surpise again.......and they are looking to head off a possible run by Baker or even Bill Weld.

Ken O said...

I do not believe that the alcohol has evaporated from Ted yet. Given the level of saturation, I,d wager a twenty year half-life.

Anonymous said...

Ted Kennedy,JR might move to MA from CT to run . Can a Kennedy be beat in MA? If not then Brown better run for governor in 2014.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Gee, Brown and Warren in the Senate.

So when the Voting comes down to it, it'll just be like having Feinstein and Boxer as your Senate Reps.